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THIRTIETH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the thirtieth meeting to order at 8:39 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BENSON, John
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora


Members Excused:




A quorum not was present.

Rep. Kath assumed the gavel at 8:40 AM.

Rep. Kath officially called the meeting to order at 8:41 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. Murdock moved that the minutes from March 20, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF1667 (Mariani) - A bill for an act relating to education; modifying placement and transportation of students in another district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 125A.15; 125A.51.

Rep. Mariani moved that HF1667 be recommended to pass, and placed on the general register.

Rep. Mariani presented HF1667.

Testifying on behalf of HF1667 was:

Ms. Mary Gilbert, St. Paul Public Schools

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF1667 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF648 (Mariani) – A bill for an act relating to education; establishing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator instruction guidelines; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.021, subdivision 1.

Rep. Mariani moved that HF648 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Mariani moved the A09-0114 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani presented HF648, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF648, as amended, was:

Ms. Sue Richter, interim CEO, American Red Cross, Twin Cities Chapter

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Newton moved to amend HF648, as follows:

Page 1, Line 6, after "curriculum" insert "and to seek the cooperation of trained local law enforcement officials or emergency medical technicians in providing the instruction"

Rep. Brynaert moved the following oral amendment to Rep. Newton’s amendment:

Delete "to" and insert "may"

Rep. Newton incorporated Rep. Brynaert’s oral amendment into his amendment.

Rep. Newton renewed his motion that his oral amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF648, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the general register.

Chair Mariani assumed the gavel at 9:07 AM.

HF751 (Benson) – A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school districts to create site-governed schools; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.

Rep. Benson moved that HF751 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Benson moved the A09-0195 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson presented HF751, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF751, as amended, were:

Dr. Ric Dressen, Superintendent, Edina Public Schools
Mr. Curt Johnson, Education Evolving
Ms. Lynn Nordgren, President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Benson renewed his motion that HF751, as amended, be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The hearing was adjourned at 10:01 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF648 (Mariani) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator instruction guidelines established. HF1667 (Mariani) Instruction of students temporarily placed outside of their district provisions modified. HF751 (Benson) School districts authorized to create site-governed schools, and money appropriated. HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized.

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